Tim Lee asked:
Part-time and work-at-home opportunities abound on the internet these days. So many households need the flexibility of a self-employed schedule as well as the additional income such efforts can produce. Near the top of this long list of potentially viable employment options are mystery shopping jobs.
Not only do mystery shopping jobs allow flexible scheduling and supplemental income but many find mystery shopping jobs a perfect complement to their already existing passion for shopping and dining out.
Many have referred to mystery shopping jobs as a dream come true. Let’s face it, who doesn’t like to dine out or shop or travel and get paid for it? The right opportunity with a well established company can provide the prospective shopper with several benefits in addition to the extra money.
The goods and services consumed or utilized by a mystery are free. One need only provide the necessary feedback regarding the quality of the merchandise and an outline of the consumer’s experience. So a competent mystery shopper working for a bona fide company can perhaps be said to have one the best part time job.
But, breaking into mystery shopping may not be as easy as one might suspect. The seductive aspects of this type of employment have driven demand for these opportunities through the roof. Typically, one looking for mystery shopping jobs needs to start by subscribing to some type of referral service. This, of course, invariably involves a non-refundable fee. This becomes a challenge for the prospective mystery shopper.
Many of these “services” are shaky and unreliable as they tend to misrepresent their potential for helping a new shopper find jobs. This can be quite frustrating and rookie mystery shoppers should be forewarned before they sign up with any randomly selected service. Try to find out more about the company before you commit to a fee.
Once associated with a decent referral agency your path becomes easier as worthwhile mystery shopping jobs start the come your way. Good and have fun while you earn extra money!